A Paris Fashion Week Diary From The Spring Summer 2019 Collections

photographs by Flo Kohl

Presentation of Yazbukey Fitness Club Spring Summer 2019 During Paris Fashion Week

A lithe group of dancers, acrobats and contortionists graced the stage for the high-voltage presentation of Yazbukey Fitness Club – surrealist designer, Yazbukey’s full-throttle spring/summer 2019 collection. Her latest works inspired by the current obsessions with fit culture, fitspo, and the like are a welcome alternative to the dominating athleisure forces as of late. photographs by Flo Kohl

Time and Nostalgia: A Review of Paris Fashion Week Men's Fall/Winter 2016

"It feels like every season I find myself almost wanting the Paris round of menswear shows to suck, just to change it up. I can make claims like, 'London is ground zero for cutting edge young menswear designers,' or 'Italian luxury is forever,' or 'New York is on the up and up,' but when it comes down to it, everything still pales in comparison to the lineup of designers that show their new duds in Paris." Adam Lehrer reviews the best of Paris Fashion Week Men's, from Raf Simons to Lemaire and everything in between. Click here to read the full review.

Read Our Round-Up Review of Paris Fashion Week 2015

Again, I will have to touch upon what makes this particular round unique to the industry and important for fashion. But honesty, do I actually need to make an argument concerning Paris and its total domination of conceptual fashion? OK, here’s an argument for you: Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yammamoto, Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela, Junya Wattanabe, Olivier Rousteing, and need I continue? A lot happens at Paris: some bad, some good, and some utterly transcendent. It’s too much to write about really. It’s the longest of the fashion weeks and it can be easy to forget about incredible shows mere days after they happened. Today as I am baffled yet excited over the announcement of Demna Gvasalia of Vetements being named creative director to Balenciaga while former Balenciaga godhead Nicolas Ghesquiere continues to alter the fabric of what we know to be Louis Vuitton, I almost forgot that Rick Owens put on the funniest and most conceptual collection of the week. So another season is over, and the buying begins. See you at the menswear shows. Click here to read the full review. Text by Adam Lehrer.